Men’s and women’s singles results of the Polish Open
The sixth International Table Tennis Federation ITTF Pro Tour was staged at Wladyslawow, Poland. The event started on the 16th and concluded on the 20th March 2011.
The final battle of the men’s and women’s single events was played on the last day of the event. In the men’s singles event it was Lee Sang Su from Korea who won the title, whereas the women title was won by WU Yang from China.
It was the second title for the Korean Table tennis players in the event; earlier Seo Hyun Deok won the under-21 event in the tour. Lee defeated Alexander Shibaev from Russia in straight games scoring (11-8, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9).
This was Lee’s third appearance in the men’s single event on the ITTF Pro Tour tours 2011. Earlier he appeared on the Slovenian and the English open but in both his progress was ended in the men’s single round of 32.
He reached the semi finals of the under-21 in both the events but it was Kim Min Seok his compatriot who ended his dreams to reach the finals. This was the second time Lee reached the finals in the men’s single event and showed an outstanding performance.
Both the players reaching the finals of the Polish open were of same age and almost had same playing style. They both have won junior titles; Lee was the Asian junior champion in 2008, whereas Alexander was the winner of ITTF Junior Circuit tournament held
at Sweden the same year.
In the women’s singles the Wu Yang defeated her compatriot Wang Xuan 22 year old player in a head to head match extending to seven games (6-11, 11-9, 11-13, 3-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-4). Wu lost the first game but she made an early recovery and won the next two
games, she lost the fourth one but the final two were won by Wu.
In the semi final stage there was defeat for the Korean players. Wu won over Seo Hyo Won in straight four games (5-11, 7-11, 5-11, 6-11) and Wang won against Yoon Sun Ae in a match extending to six games (8-11,10-12,8-11,11-9,11-7,7-11)
Wu was the world Junior champion in 2009 held at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; this was her second ITTF title of the year as she won the Slovenian open earlier this year. She defeated Li Xiaoxia at Slovenian open who is the current number two player on
the ITTF world ranking.
The performances of both the women Chinese Table Tennis players have proven that the intense training and highly skilled coaching is going to paying off well. The Chinese dominancy still has a long way to go.